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State Officials Weigh Investigations into Catholic Church Sexual Abuse

The Hill reports Tuesday high-ranking state law enforcement officials across the U.S. are weighing investigating possible cases of sexual abuse conducted by the Catholic Church after a Pennsylvania grand jury report released August 14  found over one-thousand victims fell victim to hundreds of predatory priests over a sixty-year period. 

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Neil Simon, Broadway’s Master of Comedy, Dies at 91

Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as “The Odd Couple,” ”Barefoot in the Park” and his “Brighton Beach” trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91.

Book cover: Seamus Bruner, Government Accountability Institute (GAI) researcher, is the author of Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption

NY Post: Former Intelligence Officials Bagging Big Bucks Off Their Security Clearances

Former U.S. intelligence officials like John Brennan garner lucrative employment in the private sector based on their ability to maintain their government security clearances. Peter Schweizer and Seamus Bruner from the Government Accountability Institute explain this in an op-ed in the New York Post, detailing the revelations in Bruner’s new book, “Compromised: How Money and Politics Drive FBI Corruption.”

Spike Lee, Topher Grace, and Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features, 2018)

Actor Adam Driver: I Had KKK Neighbors in Indiana

“Star Wars” actor Adam Driver is bringing his northern Indiana hometown’s hate group history to light after saying Ku Klux Klan rallies were frequent during his childhood and that some of his neighbors were Klan members.

Chris Pang, Sonoya Mizuno, Jimmy O. Yang, and Henry Golding in Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros. 2018)

Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Debuts at #1

Glitz has won out over guns at the North American box office this weekend as the gilded romance “Crazy Rich Asians” took No. 1 over Mark Wahlberg’s action-packed “Mile 22.”

Harvey Weinstein appears in court in New York, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Weinstein pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges in a brief hearing Tuesday before a judge and his lawyer vowed afterward to try and beat the case even before it goes to trial. (Steven Hirsch/New …

Harvey Weinstein Sex Trafficking Case Moves to Trial

A New York judge has ruled that an aspiring actress can sue Harvey Weinstein for violating sex trafficking laws because the proverbial casting couch, in which women are asked to trade sex for Hollywood opportunities, could be considered a “commercial sex act.”

This 2001 file photo shows British author V.S. Naipaul in Salisbury, England. The Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and brittle, provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his London home, his family said. He was 85. (Chris Ison/PA via AP)

V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Dies at 85

V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as “A Bend in the River” and “A House for Mr. Biswas” and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world’s most admired and contentious writers, died at his London home, his family said. He was 85.

Overview of Oscar statues on display at 'Meet the Oscars' at the Time Warner Center on February 25, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Major Backlash Follows the Addition of Popular Film Oscar Category

Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch with the mainstream. But the Wednesday morning announcement was also met with immediate backlash online, raising questions about what the new category would mean for a film like “Black Panther,” a global blockbuster which has also been talked about as a favorite contender for the best picture Oscar.

Molly Ringwald, Kim Fields, and Charlotte Rae in The Facts of Life (NBC/NBC via Getty Images, 1979)

‘Facts of Life’ Star Charlotte Rae Dies at 92

Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life” during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. She was 92.